Rewind: October 1, 2022 – “The Hermit of Dogtown – Archie ‘Bobcat’ Ranney”

Rewind:  October 1, 2022: The Hermit of Dogtown Archie “Bobcat” Ranney by Dave Waite   Hermits are tough to come by in Warren County. According to “A Who’s Who of Adirondack Hermits,” in the Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Adirondack Life magazine there were only two:  artist John Henry Hill at Phantom Island on Lake George…
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Rewind: September 15, 2022 – “A Most Fascinating Person”

Rewind:  September 15, 2022 “A Most Fascinating Person” A friend of the Society recently shared a copy of a newsletter published by the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaaray Tefila, the Jewish Temple located on Bay Street in Glens Falls.  What caught our eye was an article highlighting an interesting person from the Temple, and we share…
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Rewind: September 1, 2022 – “Polo on Roller Skates”

The Glens Falls Roller Polo Club  A short-lived, rough and tumble sport that rolled into the city in 1908 by Dave Waite   In the Spring of 1908 sports fans in Glens Falls had many choices: football, baseball, or the far newer sport of basketball. Even with all these local and national favorites, it is…
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Rewind: August 15, 2022 – “Our Centenarian Shares Some Warren County Memories”

        Rewind:  August 15, 2022 – “Our Centenarian Shares Some Warren County Memories”   Harriet Rogers of Glens Falls, a centenarian and one of the most valued members of the Warren County Historical Society, recently shared two delightful memories with us First… “I found this cute little postcard and story (from The…
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Rewind: August 1, 2022 – “Professor LaRoux and His High-flying Brides

Rewind:  August 1, 2022 Professor LaRoux & His High-Flying Brides                                                                                                                                        by Dave Waite If the saying “Marriage, has its ups and downs” ever needed a practical example, an excellent candidate would be Professor Joseph LaRoux.  The professor was a hot-air balloonist and self-proclaimed “one-man-band” who performed throughout the 1890s in Warren County and across…
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Rewind: July 15, 2022 – “Honoring the Unknown Soldiers”

Rewind:  July 15, 2022 Honoring the Unknown Soldiers   The following is the text of a speech that was given on Memorial Day, 2022.  The presenter was Marisa Muratori, Lake George Town Councilwoman.  The speech was delivered it at the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Battlefield Park.         “Memorial…
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Rewind: “Warren County History Challenge” – July 1, 2022

The following article appeared in the July 6, 2022 edition of the ‘Albany Times Union.’  We invite all our readers to join the letterboxing treasure hunt and look at history here in Warren County.  Thanks to Bill Walker of Cliff and Redfield Interactive for sharing this information.   HISTORY CAN BE FUN! Warren County Launches Historians’ Letterboxing Challenge By…
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Rewind: June 15, 2022 – “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 2”

  The Sons of Stoddard, part II by Dave Waite   [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer.  born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region.  His works helped to popularize the Adirondacks as a…
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Rewind: June 1, 2022 – “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 1 “

Rewind: June 1, 2022 “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 1 “   [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer.  born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region.  His works helped to popularize the…
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Rewind: May 15, 2022 – “Captain Leander ‘Lee’ Harris: A Life Devoted to Lake George”

Rewind:  May 15, 2022 Captain Leander ‘Lee’ Harris:  A Life Devoted to Lake George” by Dave Waite     When a young Leander “Lee” Harris was carried in his mother’s arms onto the Lake George steamboat Mountaineer who could have predicted that 90 years later he would be looking over that same body of water…
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